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Jacobs Ladder for Interval Training, from a World Class Trainer

peakWe’re grateful to post here Joe Dowdell’s favorite ways to use the Jacob’s Ladder for intervals.  Joe is founder and CEO of Peak Performance in NYC.  It was Joe that first put us on the map with The Biggest Loser.  He is not only considered one of the country’s top Personal Trainers, he owns one of the top PT training gyms in the country.  [Note:  Here is a link for those of you wanting to know more about the term “RPE”.]

Favorite ways to use the Jacobs Ladder is for intervals.

For beginners, I like to use 60 seconds of work (RPE of 6-7) followed by 2 minute recovery.… [Read More]

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The Biggest Loser and Jacobs Ladder Connection

A lot of people ask us how we got on NBC’s Biggest Loser. Although we would like to think it is because of all the PR efforts we make after ‘Crazy Idea Days’, the real story is that the relationship started when Joe Dowdell (owner of Peak Performance in NYC) purchased a Jacobs Ladder in February of 2009. The Biggest Loser host Jillian Michaels was working out at his gym at the time and fell in love with the Ladder. When she came back to The Ranch, she put it on her Wish List. In March of 2009, we got a call requesting four Jacobs Ladders and the rest is history. Thanks Joe and Jillian for being a part of our journey!… [Read More]

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